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Map of J. D. Rogers Farm

Description: Hand-drawn map of the Rogers farm along the Brazos River in Grimes County; formerly Allen Farm; currently (2006) owned by the Moore Brothers. Scale 1:4,800
Date: unknown
Item Type: Map
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

"Glimpses of Texas"

Description: Pages 401 and 432 of a booklet that includes traveler's descriptions and illustrations of life, topography, etc. in Texas. These pages include a poem ("Somewhere") and a portion of an anecdote titled, "The Black Marble."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

"Glimpses of Texas"

Description: Pages 301 and 330 of a book containing traveler's descriptions and illustrations of life, topography, etc. in Texas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Cotton display

Description: Display of Allen Farm Acala cotton, 2 sample lengths; black frame, negative background, white ink. The title at the top states, "Allenfarm Acala Cotton. Averages 1 3/16 Inches Staple Length Which Brings a Premium of #15.00 per Bale."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Handy Hints

Description: Front and back covers of a booklet containing advertisements and recipes as well as two pages of text that include an advertisement for Nestle's and a recipe for bread.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

"Dawson's Men and the Mier Expedition"

Description: Front cover of a short article written by man who knew many of the survivors of the Mier expedition.
Date: 1927
Creator: Wolters, Jacob F.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Cotton display

Description: Display board of Texas Pedigree Cotton; nine staples grown by "J.H.M." near Navasota, TX. A label at the top of the display says, "Staple of Texas Pedigreed Cottons."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Allenfarm Acala Cotton

Description: This pamphlet describes the qualities of John D. Rogers' "Allenfarm Acala" with photos of the business.
Date: unknown
Creator: Rogers, John D.
Item Type: Book
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Trinket box

Description: Hand-made gilt-edged cardboard box with pin cushion top made of velvet and decorated with stencils that say, "don't forget me" with a flower. There is a mirror on the inside of the lid.
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Mitchell's National Map of the United States

Description: Front, front inside, and back covers of a book that includes a hand-colored, engraved pocket map of the eastern half of the United States showing roads, towns, and political boundaries with insets of southern Florida, Maine, and a population table.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Engraved print of Abraham Lincoln

Description: Head-and-shoulders portrait of Abraham Lincoln with notation in lower left corner, "From life by F.B. Carpenter, 1864,"
Date: 1864
Creator: Carpenter, F. B.
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Harper's Weekly: Camp Ford, Texas Sketch]

Description: Hand-colored print of the Civil War camp, Camp Ford taken from an 1865 issue of Harper's Weekly, page 132. Camp Ford, located near Tyler, Texas was established in 1863 as a Confederate prison camp during the Civil War. Over the course of two years, the camp held about 6,000 prisoners and was one of the largest Confederate prison camps west of the Mississippi River.
Date: March 4, 1865
Creator: Simmons, G. W.
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

New Map of Texas, with the contiguous American & Mexican States

Description: Hand-colored map of Texas showing adjacent territories, grants, and states. Regions are shaded in various colors. Text boxes around the map include information on "Land Grants," "Rivers of Texas," and "Remarks on Texas."
Date: 1835
Creator: Young, J. H.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

America

Description: Map of the western hemisphere; it is a hand-colored engraving showing settlements and topography. Countries are outlined in various colors.
Date: 1844
Creator: Arrowsmith, J.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Letter from Austin with Map]

Description: Hand-written instructions concerning land surveys along the coast, signed by S. F. Austin. He mentions Duke, Nelms, and [Rales]. On the reverse, a map of the land survey is sketched with notes about dimensions. In the digital version, the first page is included twice - the second time a hand-written transcription of the letter is pictured beneath the original.
Date: November 1, 1830
Creator: Austin, Stephen F. (Stephen Fuller), 1793-1836
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Independence of Texas

Description: Report from Committee on Foreign Affairs stating that the U.S. government should recognize the independence of Texas.
Date: February 18, 1837
Creator: United States. Congress. House.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Presidential Proclamation

Description: Proclamation issued by Lincoln concerning designation of areas in rebellion and emancipation in those areas.
Date: January 2, 1863
Creator: Lincoln, Abraham
Item Type: Text
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum